Last year, Alberta Cultural Days was a resounding success across the province with almost 900 events celebrated in 70 communities across the province. Vermilion was included then and is just excited to be hosting more events this year. Come and enjoy three days of the arts, heritage and cultural diversity in Vermilion from September 30 – October 2, 2016.
Kick your heels and kick off the weekend on Friday night at the street dance and barbecue. Stay for the weekend to enjoy the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning then get your walking shoes on and stroll through the cultural showcases. Expect anything from Hoop and Highland Dance demos to learning how to paint, dance, spin wool or paint a masterpiece. Sunday afternoon will host a parade followed by the potluck dinner at the Elk’s Hall.
5:00 pm - Street party with a BBQ, hoop dancers and square dancing
11:00 am – 3:00 pm -Art in the Park art competition
Noon - Beef on a bun
7:00 pm -Showcase of local dance, drama and music at Lakeland College Alumni Hall Theatre.
Local Dancers will be on hand.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Poetry at the library
4:00 pm - It’s a Parade!
5:00 pm – Multicultural Pot Luck at the Elks Hall
The following Vermilion groups will be participating to make this Vermilion event a great success:
Vermilion/Mannville Highland Dance Assoc.
Vermilion Ukrainian Dance Assoc
Vermilion Dance Assoc.
Vermilion Quilt Guild
Vermilion Music Festival
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts
Vermilion and Area Early Childhood Coalition
Vermilion Naturalist Club
Car Show & Shine
Laurence Boys band
Damascus Knife Making
Vermilion Hand Bells
Vermilion Standard photography entry
Vermilion River Archers
Vermilion Public Library
Vermilion Provincial Park
Communities in Bloom
Vermilion Pipe Band
Lakeland College Applied Research Centre
If You Go
Did you know Vermilion is home to Vermilion Provinical Park? The park runs about 15 kilometres along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. Enjoy a day by the river during your visit. Learn more here.
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